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BEST AT EVERYTHING SEAFOOD

Sydney Fish Market This industrious wharf sits on the shore of Blackwattle Bay with the Anzac Bridge towering above it and the busy water traffic of Sydney Harbour swishing all around. It’s been a very popular seafood wholesale market for many decades, operating out of modest warehouse buildings. Plans are in place for a brand […]

BEST AUSSIE PUB

Australian Heritage Hotel When it comes to being true blue these guys are through and through. They have 20 beer taps with labels rotated regularly, and 120 different craft beer varieties in the bottle; all are domestic brews from around the country. On the first Thursday of each month, a home-grown craft beer is nominated […]

BEST DRINK WITH A VIEW

Glenmore Hotel After this pub was built in 1921, all it had to do was stand still and let the icons go up around it. With a ridiculously fortuitous location in The Rocks and an open rooftop beer garden, this low level building can boast the best views of any pub in the city.  Grab […]

BEST REIKI HEALINGS

The Crown Chakra Whether you're a cynic or a believer, there's always an experience to be had with a reiki healing. The Crown Chakra in Surry Hills utilises psychic readings and clairvoyance to provide every customer with a unique and tailored service. Specialising in reiki and relationships, owner and operator and special guest on ‘The […]

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY

Deans Property With so many people in the property game in this city, it’s hard to find anyone that stands out, but Dean’s does. That’s because they think outside the square metre, use imagination, and consider the potential beyond what is physically obvious. The people at Dean’s are like sustainable artists: they pick up properties […]

BEST BOUQUET

Tulipanna Bondi Absence may make the heart grow fonder but flowers make the love last longer. Tulipanna in Bondi understands the importance behind every bouquet and their range of bespoke, handcrafted arrangements are perfect for any special occasion. Specialising in gift-boxes and special arrangements, Tulipanna's puts effort into every petal with their beautifully perfumed roses, […]

Is it too late to save koalas?

BY MERRILL WITT Current predictions for the future of wild koalas in NSW are very grim, according to testimony given by scientific and environmental experts at last Friday's Upper House inquiry into “Koala populations and habitat in NSW.” Sydney University’s Associate Professor of Life and Environmental Sciences Mathew Crowther, whose research focus is the Liverpool […]

Randwick Boys high school to stay boys only

By VANESSA LIM Randwick Boys High School (RBHS) will stay boys only despite overwhelming support from the community to make it a co-educational school. CLOSEast, a community group that has been been advocating for another Eastern Suburbs public high school since 2016 was disappointed. Licia Heath, an Eastern Suburbs local and member of CLOSEast who […]

BEST CORNER PUB

Lord Roberts Hotel  This is a good, old-fashioned corner pub that’s been serving the locals for a century and a half and doesn’t look like letting up any time soon. The beautifully restored interior echoes with the exuberance of its Victorian patrons from the past. These days, you won’t find too many bowler hats or […]

BEST SPECIALTY BOOKSHOP

The Bookshop Darlinghurst Simply named ‘The Bookshop’, this bookshop is anything but ordinary. It boasts one of the most extensive ranges of specialist literature, making it a treasure trove of all things LGBT: biographies, memoirs, fiction, historical accounts and even graphic novels. To the beat of disco music, you can roam the shelves for hours, […]